HU OSA 300-50-6 Program Transcripts and Background Material related to Józef Swiatlo

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HU OSA 300-50-6
Title
Program Transcripts and Background Material related to Józef Swiatlo
Date(s)
1954 - 1955
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Series
Extent and medium (processed)
8 Archival box, 1.0 linear meters

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Scope and Content (Abstract)
Józef Światło was born in Poland in 1915. He joined the Communist movement in 1933, and became a Polish Security Service officer in 1945. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Department X, which was responsible for protecting the Communist Party from non-Party subversive forces and for protecting "the purity of the Party from within the Party". After his escape into the United States, Jozef Swiatlo made his first public statements in Milwaukee, in carefully controlled testimony given before a Congressional Committee on 21 and 22 October 1954, and again a few weeks later in Washington. His testimony was recorded and broadcast over RFE on 28 September. Until 31 December he was a constant figure on RFE's Polish Service broadcasts: one hundred taped programs and almost 150 news items. These programs were called, "a brilliant tactical decision that brought unforseeable strategic gains," and "one of the most successful pieces of radio propaganda ever’. The series includes original texts, background reports, Information Items and press clippings on the Światło case.
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Unknown
Languages
English, Polish
Call Number Description
Archival boxes #1
300-50-6:1/1
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Radkiewicz's Mysterious Letter, 1954
300-50-6:1/2
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Zambrowski versus Radkiewicz, 1954
300-50-6:1/3
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gomułka's Story, 1954
300-50-6:1/4
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gomułka's Story, Spychalski's Case, 1954
300-50-6:1/5
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gomułka's Story, Spychalski's Arrest, 1954
300-50-6:1/6
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gomułka's Story, Preliminaries to Direct Attack, 1954
300-50-6:1/7
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gomułka's Arrest, 1954
300-50-6:1/8
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Preparing Gomułka's Trial, 1954
300-50-6:1/9
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Edward Ochab, 1954
300-50-6:1/10
Inside story of Bezpieka and the Party: Żymierski and Gestapo, 1954
300-50-6:1/11
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: First Stage in Żymierski's Liquidation, 1954
300-50-6:1/12
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Żymierski's Arrest, 1954
300-50-6:1/13
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: How Poland Is Really Governed?, 1954
300-50-6:1/14
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Berman and His Brother-In-Law, 1954
300-50-6:1/15
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Jóźwiak and Chechłowski, 1954
300-50-6:1/16
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Mutual Relationship between Bezpieka and the Party, 1954
300-50-6:1/17
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Rokossowski's Fate in Bezpieka, 1954
300-50-6:1/18
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: The Murderers' Gang Organized by the Party, 1954
300-50-6:1/19
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Władysław Kowalski's Sins, 1954
300-50-6:1/20
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Department 10. and the Sejm, 1954
300-50-6:1/21
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Special Election Committee 1952, 1954
300-50-6:1/22
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Liquidation of the Polish Home Army, 1954
300-50-6:1/23
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Communist Disinformation Section and the Home Army, 1954
300-50-6:1/24
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Soviet Intelligence as a Partner of Gestapo in Poland, 1954
300-50-6:1/25
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Liquidation of the Polish Home Army, 1954
300-50-6:1/26
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Armia Ludowa against Jewish Partisan Units, 1954
300-50-6:1/27
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Aleksander Kowalski's Fate, 1954
300-50-6:1/28
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Security Chiefs: Antosiewicz, Taboryski, Andrzejewski, 1954
300-50-6:1/29
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gałczewski, Brystrygierowa, Duljasz, 1954
300-50-6:1/30
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Różański and His Role in Gomułka's Case, 1954
300-50-6:1/31
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Różański's Investigation Methods, 1954
300-50-6:1/32
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Więckowski, Suczek, Garbowski, Grzybowski, Dowkan, 1954
300-50-6:1/33
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Mietkowski's Bourgeois Way of Life, 1954
300-50-6:1/34
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Security Personnel, the Most Privileged Group, 1954
300-50-6:1/35
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: The So-Called Bierut's Lawfulness, 1954
300-50-6:1/36
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Party Liquidation Groups, 1954
300-50-6:1/37
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Reguła's Case, 1954
300-50-6:1/38
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Propaganda and Practice, 1954
300-50-6:1/39
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Two Measures of Communist Morality, 1954
300-50-6:1/40
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party no. 41: [No subtitle], 1954
Archival boxes #2
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Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Jerzy Albrecht and Gestapo, 1954
300-50-6:2/2
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: How and Why Nowotko Died?, 1954
300-50-6:2/3
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Mitzermacher's Fantastic Story, 1954
300-50-6:2/4
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Security Apparatus for Persecution of Church, 1954
300-50-6:2/5
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Referendum in 1946 and Elections in 1947, 1954
300-50-6:2/6
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Falsification of Election Results in 1952, 1954
300-50-6:2/7
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło before Congressional Committee in Washington, 1954
300-50-6:2/8
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: The Origins of the Communist high-life, 1954
300-50-6:2/9
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Secret Politburo Fund - Rozen-Zawadzki Case, 1954
300-50-6:2/10
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: E. Castiglione in the Hands of Polish Bezpieka, 1954
300-50-6:2/11
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Cooperation between Bezpieka and Satellite Security Services, 1954
300-50-6:2/12
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Subversive Activities in the West, 1954
300-50-6:2/13
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: World Opinion on Changes in Bezpieka, 1954
300-50-6:2/14
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Communists from the West, 1954
300-50-6:2/15
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Liquidation of the Polish Home Army, 1954
300-50-6:2/16
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Różański and His Role in Lechowicz's and Jaroszewicz's Case, 1954
300-50-6:2/17
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Profiles of Some Security Chiefs, 1954
300-50-6:2/18
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Privileges of Security Personnel, 1954
300-50-6:2/19
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Socialist Legality, Kole and Cesanis, 1954
300-50-6:2/20
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: New Examples of Socialist Legality: Dobrzyński, 1954
300-50-6:2/21
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Liquidation of Kowalski, 1955
300-50-6:2/22
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Military Intelligence and Komar's Case, 1955
300-50-6:2/23
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Satellite Communist Purges and Gomułka's Case, 1955
300-50-6:2/24
Inside story of Bezpieka and the Party: Communist show trials in Poland, 1955
300-50-6:2/25
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: The Accused and Their Families, 1955
300-50-6:2/26
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Mystery of Certain Obituary, 1955
300-50-6:2/27
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Nowotko-ZMP Hero, 1955
300-50-6:2/28
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Social Morality: Example for ZMP, 1955
300-50-6:2/29
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Why Does Bierut Accuse the Bezpieka, 1955
300-50-6:2/30
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Arrests on Bierut's Order, 1955
300-50-6:2/31
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bierut against Polish Youth, 1955
300-50-6:2/32
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: You Are Lying Comrade Tomasz, 1955
300-50-6:2/33
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Communist Violations of Law and Order, 1955
300-50-6:2/34
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Comrade Tomasz's Links with the Masses, 1955
300-50-6:2/35
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Dubiel's Case, 1955
300-50-6:2/36
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bierut-A Political Acrobat, 1955
300-50-6:2/37
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło's Pamphlet, 1955
300-50-6:2/38
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bierut and Tito, 1955
300-50-6:2/39
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: What Should You Remember Com. Jaworska?, 1955
300-50-6:2/40
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Różański-Bierut's Scapegoat, 1955
300-50-6:2/41
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: How Does Bierut and His Company Live?, 1954
300-50-6:2/42
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: How Are You Guarded, Mr. Tomasz?, 1954
300-50-6:2/43
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło's Disclosures and Brońska's Reaction, 1954
300-50-6:2/44
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Gebbert's Case, 1954
Archival boxes #3
300-50-6:3/1
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Partners in Extermination of Jews, 1955
300-50-6:3/2
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Brun-Hero of Regime's Propaganda, 1955
300-50-6:3/3
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Warski and Co. in Trybuna Ludu, 1955
300-50-6:3/4
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Adolf Warski, 1955
300-50-6:3/5
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Julian Leński, 1955
300-50-6:3/6
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Wera Kostrzewa, 1955
300-50-6:3/7
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Com. Tomasz's Hobbies, 1955
300-50-6:3/8
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Private Lives of the Prime Minister, 1955
300-50-6:3/9
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Jaroszewicz's Trial, 1955
300-50-6:3/10
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Jaroszewicz's Trial: People who new, 1955
300-50-6:3/11
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Background of Jaroszewicz and Lechowicz's Trial, 1955
300-50-6:3/12
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Regime capitulates in Lechowicz & Jaroszewicz trials, 1955
300-50-6:3/13
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Regime's objectives in Lechowicz & Jaroszewicz trials, 1955
300-50-6:3/14
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Our Dear Com. Tomasz, 1955
300-50-6:3/15
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło on Redefection Campaign, 1955
300-50-6:3/16
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło on Kędzierski and Granas, 1955
300-50-6:3/17
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Artur Jastrzębski, 1955
300-50-6:3/18
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Światło on A. Fiderkiewicz, 1955
300-50-6:3/19
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party no. 120, 1955
300-50-6:3/20
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Sierow, 1955
300-50-6:3/21
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bezpieka in the Church Organization, 1955
300-50-6:3/22
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Piasecki and Horodyński's Career, 1955
300-50-6:3/23
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Some of the Patriots Priests, 1955
300-50-6:3/24
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bieńkowski's Career, 1955
300-50-6:3/25
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Cardinal Wyszyński's Prison, 1955
300-50-6:3/26
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: A. Wyślicz's Story, 1955
300-50-6:3/27
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Show Trials as Instrument of Communist Policy, 1955
300-50-6:3/28
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Basis of Accusation in Show Trials, 1955
300-50-6:3/29
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Politburo's Political Theses, 1955
300-50-6:3/30
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: The Investigation Starts, 1955
300-50-6:3/31
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Agents in Prison Cells, 1955
300-50-6:3/32
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: How Does an Agent Work in a Prison Cell?, 1955
300-50-6:3/33
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bezpieka's Investigation Methods, 1955
300-50-6:3/34
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Bezpieka against Party Members, 1955
300-50-6:3/35
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Secret Trials in Prison, 1955
300-50-6:3/36
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Hungarian Bezpieka Prepares Rajk's Trial, 1955
300-50-6:3/37
Inside Story of Bezpieka and the Party: Preparation of Slanski's Trial, 1955
Archival boxes #4
300-50-6:4/1
Information no.1, 1954
300-50-6:4/2
Information no.2: Answers to questions put to Mr J. Światło in Washington, 1954
300-50-6:4/3
Information no.3, 1954
300-50-6:4/4
Information no.4, 1954
300-50-6:4/5
Information no.5, 1954
300-50-6:4/6
Information no.6, 1954
300-50-6:4/7
Information no.7, 1954
300-50-6:4/8
Information no.8, 1954
300-50-6:4/9
Information no.10: "Zadanie" wyjazdu do Berlina (grudzień 1953) , 1954
300-50-6:4/10
Information no.11:Likwidacja Aleksandra Kowalskiego, 1954
300-50-6:4/11
Information no.12: Sfałszowanie procesu "Startu", 1954
300-50-6:4/12
Information no.13, 1954
300-50-6:4/13
Information no.14, 1954
300-50-6:4/14
Information no.15, 1954
300-50-6:4/15
Information no.16, 1954
300-50-6:4/16
Special Program: What Did I Learn from Com. Tomasz?, 1954
300-50-6:4/17
Special Program: Światło on Radkiewicz's Liquidation, 1954
300-50-6:4/18
Special Program: Światło on H. Field, 1954
300-50-6:4/19
Special Program: Bezpieka Changes, 1954
300-50-6:4/20
Special Program: Światło and Liquidation of Bezpieka, 1954
300-50-6:4/21
Special Program: Comrade Tomasz, 1954
300-50-6:4/22
Special Program: Światło Answers Bierut, 1954
300-50-6:4/23
Special Program: Światło on New Security Bosses, 1954
300-50-6:4/24
Special Program: Installment 6., 1954
300-50-6:4/25
Reflector: Bezpieka and the Elections, 1954
300-50-6:4/26
Reflector: Socialist Morality, 1954
300-50-6:4/27
Reflector: Who against Whom, 1954
300-50-6:4/28
Reflector: Control of Poland Belongs to Soviet Advisors, 1954
300-50-6:4/29
Reflector: All Roads Lead to Gestapo, 1954
300-50-6:4/30
Reflector: Department X., 1954
300-50-6:4/31
Reflector: The Regime Can Afford Appearances of Elections, 1954
300-50-6:4/32
Reflector: Jan Nowak, 1954
300-50-6:4/33
Reflector: Ups and Downs in Regime's Apparatus, 1954
300-50-6:4/34
Reflector: Militia and UB Agents in New National Councils, 1954
300-50-6:4/35
Gossip: Homo Homini Lupus, 1954
300-50-6:4/36
World Commentary: Secret Politbureau fund and spying activities of the Party and Bezpieka, 1954
300-50-6:4/37
World Commentary: Światło material, 1954
300-50-6:4/38
From Our Point of View: The Whole Bezpieka in the People Councils, 1954
300-50-6:4/39
The Other Side of the Coin: Historia Okupacyjnych Rad Narodowych, 1954
300-50-6:4/40
Fireside Chat: Poznajmy sie bliżej, 1955
Archival boxes #5
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Letters Related to Światło's Case, 1954 - 1955
300-50-6:5/2
Information Items Related to Światło's Case, 1954 - 1956
300-50-6:5/3
Background Documents Related to Światło's case, 1954 - 1955
300-50-6:5/4
Background Documents Related to Światło's case, 1954 - 1955